4 Jun 2020

Congratulations to Merlin Thomas on MRFF grant

Central Clinical School's Professor Merlin Thomas has been
awarded funding for investigating inhaled treatments for COVID-19
Four Monash University projects investigating treatments for COVID-19, including a potential inhaled treatment, have been awarded funding by the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).

Federal Health Minister, The Honourable Greg Hunt, announced more than $1.3 million for four Monash research projects as part of a $66 million fund to contribute to global efforts to control and eliminate the virus. The MRFF’s Coronavirus Research Response is part of the Australian Government’s $8 billion Coronavirus (COVID-19) National Health Plan. See all four at www.monash.edu/news/articles/more-than-$1.3-million-awarded-for-new-covid-19-research-at-monash

Central Clinical School's Professor Merlin Thomas has been awarded funding for investigating inhaled treatments for COVID-19.

2 Jun 2020

Congratulations to endometriosis research team on MRFF grant award!

L-R: The team members are A/Prof Jane Muir (CIA), Dr Rebecca BurgellDr Jane Varney and Dr Judith Moore of Central Clinical School's Department of  Gastroenterology; Prof Jane Fisher in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine; and Prof Mark Morrison at University of Queensland.
Congratulations to Associate Professor Jane Muir on the award of an Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) grant, announced 28 May by Minister for Health, Greg Hunt. This particular round of grants is intended to address the health problem of endometriosis.

The title of A/Prof Muir's grant is "Creating an evidence base for clinical care: A randomised controlled study examining the efficacy of the low FODMAP diet for the relief of gastrointestinal symptoms in endometriosis", and has received funding for 2021-2025.

A/Prof Muir said, "We have a great team of Chief Investigators, who have all done a huge amount of work to get this project over the line!"

Predicting the pandemic’s psychological toll: why suicide modelling is so difficult

Prof Jayashri Kulkarni explores why suicide modelling is so difficult
in her Conversation article
by Professor Jayashri Kulkarni
reproduced from The Conversation 29 May 2020


We’ve recently heard experts raise concerns about a looming mental health crisis, warning COVID-19’s psychological toll on Australians could be like a second wave of the pandemic.

Healthy participants sought for brain imaging study

Healthy participants sought for brain imaging 
study. Contact: Louisa.Selvadurai@monash.edu

Molecular neuroimaging of oxidative stress in neurodegenerative diseases


We are seeking healthy individuals to participate as controls in a brain imaging research study investigating the measurement of oxidative stress in neurodegenerative disorders. See detail below.

1 Jun 2020

Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) evening 1 June 2020

2020 Central Clinical School research projects
2020 Bachelor of Medical Science (Hons) Virtual Information Night for 2021
  • Date: Monday 1 June, 2020
  • Time: 6.00pm - 8.00pm
See detail & register to receive Zoom link via email: bmedscihonsinfonight.eventbrite.com

See CCS research projects in the SupervisorConnect database, or our 2021 CCS project booklet.

For more information about the event:
MNHS Events Team, email med-events@monash.edu

Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) contact information:
E: med-bmedsc-hons@monash.edu
W: www.monash.edu/medicine/som/bmedsc-hons

Congratulations to our 3MT heat participants!

Alex Dimitropoulos not selling Glyoxalase anti-ageing snake oil!
The Central Clinical School 3MT heat went very well, with a good Zoom turnout to support the CCS 3 Minute Thesis event.

A very big congratulations to our 2020 CCS 3MT winners!

First place: Ms Alexandra Dimitropoulos (Diabetes). Alex will go on to the Faculty heat, the winner of which will be announced 14 July. Heats will take place from 3-10 July, and links to view videos and vote to be advised.
Second place: Mr Rishabh Sharma (Neuroscience)
People's choice award: Ms Nurul Zainal Abidin (ACBD)

Many thanks to CCS Graduate Research Coordinators, Profs Nicola Harris and Helmut Butzkueven, judges Profs Steve Jane, Helmut Butzkueven and Ms Julia Veitch (CCS Communications Manager), and our Graduate Research Senior Student Services Officer, Ms Sharmila Ramesh, who coordinated the event.

A/Prof Tom Oxley on looking after COVID-19 patients in New York

See video: vimeo.com/422321780/da80d8f5cd
Associate Professor Tom Oxley is Vascular & Interventional Neurologist, Director of Innovation Strategy, Department of Neurosurgery, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City, USA. He presented on 21 May 2020, hosted by the General Medical Unit, Alfred Health with Central Clinical School Medical Education Unit.

A/Prof Oxley is a Monash University graduate and alumnus resident of both the Alfred and Royal Melbourne hospitals. He spoke about his recent 'front line' experience managing COVID-19 patients at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City, USA, sharing his clinical insights, and covering neurological and thrombotic complications which were encountered.

The talk was recorded by Associate Professor Anne Powell, director of CCS Medical Education, and can be seen here: https://vimeo.com/422321780/da80d8f5cd 
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